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Editor In Chief
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 20, 2013
Job ID: 1463126


Title:   Editor In Chief (Online Publisher)


Description: seeks an experienced Editor In Chief to grow and guide the content flavor and direction for an exciting web publication. This pivotal position requires an innovative, organized, resourceful and tenacious leader who has a strong vision, a proven track record in project management and an obsession with online trends.


What you'll be doing:

·         Articulate and implement the brand’s editorial mission, working closely with the Managing Editor, the writing staff, and the Publisher (company leadership/owners).

·         On-going management, development, & mentoring of writing/content team.

·         Implement and enforce online editorial best practices.

·         Develop publication calendar around relevant events and news.

·         Initiate and follow through on setting up 3rd party article interviews and meetings (as necessary).

·         Maintain strong working relationships with 3rd party sources and partners.

·         Represent the brand to major constituencies: readers, advertisers, other publishers and websites, automotive press, etc...

·         Serve as brand ambassador, including public speaking, panel moderation, and high-level meetings with market participants.

·         Work with publisher to determine optimal methods for cross-platform content delivery.


What's in it for YOU?


·         Fresh new exciting opportunity to guide the editorial direction of a “hip” online publication.

·         Opportunity to be part of a core management team.

·         Work in a fun and fast paced start-up environment.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field required.

·         Minimum of 10 years’ experience in writing/reporting/editing/managing/web producing.

·         Excellent team leadership and management skills.

·         High energy, entrepreneurial spirit and team-building approach.

·         Up-to-date knowledge of Internet publishing, metrics and usage patterns, including a strong grasp of social media and online editorial community-building.

·         Committed to quality; organized, accurate and detail-oriented.

·         Strong written and oral presentation skills.


·         Online Autos & Lifestyle Magazine.

·         Exciting young & small internet startup.

·         Flexible casual environment.

·         Located in downtown Highland Park near Metra, shops, restaurants.

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